Actor Andy Garcia has landed a leading role in the movie adaptation of animated Tv series Max Steel.

The Untouchables star will play the "brilliant and mysterious" Dr. Miles Edwards, who is a pivotal character in the Max Steel story.

Announcing the casting news, Dolphin Films CEO Bill O'Dowd says, "We're ecstatic to be working with legendary actor Andy Garcia. Dr. Miles Edwards is a very complicated character, and he is central to the entire mythology of Max Steel. The role requires a truly talented actor, and there is no one more qualified than Andy to tackle it."

Stewart Hendler is directing the 2015 film, which is set to start filming this week (ends02May14) in North Carolina.

Ben Winchell will star as Max MCGrath, aka Steel, opposite Ana Villafane, who will play the title character's love interest.